Pittsburgh Pirates vs Minnesota Twins Prediction, 4/25/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Pittsburgh Pirates vs Minnesota Twins
Date: Sunday, April 25, 2021
Location: Target Field in Minneapolis, MN
TV: Bally Sports North
Target Field is the site where Matt Shoemaker and the Minnesota Twins (6-11, 5th in AL Central) will play the Pittsburgh Pirates (9-10, 4th in NL Central) on Sunday.
As a unit, the Pittsburgh Pirates are notching 3.9 runs per contest, which has them at 22nd in the league. They are sitting with 74 runs scored and hold an on-base percentage of .315. The Pirates have hit 32 doubles as a unit and have hit 15 baseballs out of the stadium. They have 72 RBI's as well as 146 hits for the year, while their team batting average is at .233. Pittsburgh has a slugging rate of .365 and have struck out 171 times, while taking a walk on 67 occasions.
The Pirates are sitting with a team ERA of 4.75 this year (27th in baseball), and their staff has struck out 169 hitters. They have earned a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.45 and the pitching staff has earned a collective WHIP of 1.33. Pirates pitchers have conceded 24 home runs and 90 runs (24th in baseball). Their pitching staff has walked 69 opposing batters and their FIP sits at 4.42 as a unit this season.
Pirates pitchers have entered the contest with runners on 17 times and also have had 16 appearances in high leverage situations. The relievers have 12 holds for the year (9th in baseball). The Pirates relief pitchers have a save percentage of 75.0% and has come into the game in 18 save situations. They have 3 saves for the season and have missed out on 1 of 4 chances to save the game. The relievers have inherited 26 runners on the campaign with 15.4% of those runners ended up crossing the plate. The Pirates have sent 72 relief pitchers to the mound on the year.
The Pittsburgh Pirates are sitting with 483 putouts on the year, as well as 161 assists and 11 errors. Their fielding percentage is at .983 which has them sitting 14th in pro baseball, and have 140 double plays. The Pirates have transformed 69.4% of baseballs in play into outs out of 1,449 innings on the diamond, which has them ranked 17th in the majors.
Cahill has taken the ball for 1,483 innings and has accounted for 1,136 strikeouts in his pro baseball career. His earned run average is 4.25 (700 ER's allowed) and his WHIP is 1.368. He has conceded 1,425 base knocks (8.6 hits per nine innings) and has had 604 walks. Cahill (85-96 win-loss record in his career) sits with a FIP of 4.39 while he has faced 6,355 hitters in the majors.
The Minnesota Twins have recorded a team OBP of .327 as well as a team batting average of .253 over the course of the season. They have struck out on 158 occasions (24th in baseball) and are sitting with 145 base hits. Minnesota has knocked in 18 home runs for the season as well as 74 runs batted in. The Twins hold a slugging % of .407 and they score 4.65 runs per game (13th in MLB). They have put up 32 doubles, while taking a walk 56 times and notching 79 runs.
The Twins hold a team WHIP of 1.263 and have a FIP of 4.12 as a squad over the course of the season. They have earned a strikeout to walk ratio of 3.26 (153 strikeouts vs 47 free passes). They rank 11th in baseball as a pitching staff in total hits given up with 135. They have conceded 22 homers and they surrender 5.12 runs per 9 innings (24th in baseball). The Minnesota pitching staff have conceded 82 runs this season and come in with a team ERA of 4.37 (70 earned runs conceded).
Minnesota relief pitchers hold an inherited score percentage of 72.7% out of their 22 inherited base runners. Their relievers have stepped onto the hill 24 times in high leverage situations in addition to 14 occasions with runners on. With 19 save situations, the Twins have accrued 12 holds in addition to 4 blown saves. They are ranked 24th in the league with a save rate of 42.9%, and they have dispatched 54 relief pitchers to the mound on the season. Minnesota has called on relief pitchers to take the mound in 7 save opportunities and they have recorded 3 saves.
Out of their 1,299 innings on the field, the Twins have earned a defensive efficiency of 68.5% (24th in pro baseball). The Minnesota Twins have turned 17 double plays and hold a fielding percentage of .983 (18th in MLB). The Twins have 137 assists, 10 errors and are sitting with 433 putouts this year.
Shoemaker (44-34 career mark) has a 3.91 ERA while giving up 8.5 hits per 9 innings. His K/BB ratio is 3.63 and he has gone up against 2,543 batters in his MLB career. He has given up 268 ER's while earning a WHIP of 1.185 and having a FIP of 4.1. In his MLB career, Shoemaker has allowed 579 hits while he has accumulated 552 strikeouts in 616 frames.
Who will win tonight's baseball game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Pittsburgh
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